Corporate

  • Disney’s Bob Iger named 2014 CEO of the Year
    Disney’s Bob Iger named 2014 CEO of the Year

    It’s an honor that has include such great corporate leaders as Bill Gates, Jack Welch, and Michael Dell in the past. Now Disney’s CEO Bog Iger can add his name to the list of CEO’s of the Year as awarded by Chief Executive magazine. Among the reasons given for the…

  • Disney Launches a Startup Accelerator
    Disney Launches a Startup Accelerator

    That mad clicking sound you hear is the keyboards of thousands of hopeful startup entrepreneurs filling out an application to be among the first crop of companies accepted into the new Disney Accelerator program. The oft-unspoken secret to both Walt Disney’s success was that he was a better innovator than…

  • How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”
    How the Walt Disney Company Solved The “Boy Problem”

    The most crucial difference between Michael Eisner and his successor at Disney, Bob Iger turns out to be a belief in building around franchises. The buzzword from Eisner was always synergy, code word for cooperation between divisions. Iger came from a background in network TV where a “television franchise” could…

  • Disney Shareholder Meeting to be Webcast Today
    Disney Shareholder Meeting to be Webcast Today

    I have a couple friends who make an annual pilgrimage to the Disney shareholder meeting. They used to hold them all close to the theme parks, but for the last decade or so, they’ve been rotating them to various locations around the nation. For 2013, the meeting will be held…

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